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Tasty Baked Tofu Nuggets

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Tasty Baked Tofu Nuggets

Trying to get your kids to eat tofu? They’ll love this easy recipe that is full of flavor and nutrients!

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Try baking these tofu nuggets on MIU non-stick silicone baking liners* to cut down on oil, and reduce the use of disposable foil or parchment.

Baked Tofu Nuggets

Your kids will love this easy baked tofu nugget recipe that is full of flavor and nutrients!
Course Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Diet Gluten Free, Vegetarian


Ingredients for Hoisin Sauce:

  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce we used Braggs Gluten-free soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon spicy sesame oil
  • ½ teaspoon hoisin sauce labeled for barbecue stir fry
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • ¼ teaspoon dried garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh garlic minced

Other Ingredients:

  • 1 16 ounce-pack pressed tofu pressed tofu has the water drained and is very firm
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 oat flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • Oil for pan


  • Have the kids choose their favorite cookie cutter shapes.
  • Together, slice the tofu block horizontally into 1 inch thick rectangles.
  • Use the cookie cutters to cut out tofu shapes.
  • Mix all ingredients together for the hoisin sauce. Save 1/3 of hoisin sauce for dipping. Use remaining sauce to marinate the tofu for 10 minutes or up to 1 hour in the fridge.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly coat a baking sheet with oil or use a silicone mat to prevent sticking.
  • In a large bowl, mix together, cornmeal, oat flour, cumin, garlic, and paprika.
  • Remove tofu from the liquid, allowing excess liquid to drain, and pat into flour mixture on both sides, then place breaded tofu on a baking sheet. You can also bread the tofu scraps left over from the cookie cutters!
  • Bake for 8 minutes, flip and bake for 5 more minutes or until golden brown.


*If you’re concerned about genetically modified foods, you can purchase non-GMO or organic tofu for these tofu nuggets for kids.
Tried this recipe?Mention @SuperKidsNutrition or tag #SuperKidsNutritionRecipes!

Take a look at our other article, Foods Your Kids Will Love for more fun ideas with cookie cutters. If you have leftover cornmeal, you can also try making Corn Bread Muffins!

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Melissa Halas, MA, RD, CDE

Melissa is a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator with a master's in nutrition education. She is the founder of SuperKids Nutrition Inc. Read more about her Super Crew children’s books and her experience as a registered dietitian on the About Melissa and Shop page. Discover how nutrition can help you live your best health potential through her plant-based books and newsletter on Melissa’s Healthy Living.

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